Bruce Lee New Trailer
Birth of the Dragon is an upcoming American martial arts biographical drama film directed by George Nolfi and written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele. The film stars Philip Ng, Xia Yu, and Billy Magnussen. The true story revolves around the young martial artist Bruce Lee, who challenges kung fu master Wong Jack Man in 1965 in San Francisco. Principal photography began on November 17, 2015 in Vancouver. It has been selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
The first look at the new Bruce Lee movie is out and it has everyone talking. Birth of a Dragon isn’t so much about the Asian martial arts legend as it seems to be about a white guy.
According to Next Shark, the film is a fictionalized account that centers around a young white man named Steve McKie (played by Billy Magnussen), and Bruce Lee is a supplementary character… (*insert confusion*). The legendary fight between Lee and Wong Jack Man, which is at the heart of the film, is told through the lens of McKie.
Fans on Deadline, where the trailer premiered, are not happy. “Seriously, how is it novel to use a white guy from the Midwest to center the story on two Asian men? Why not just write a film about the Kung Fu greats themselves? The white guy never existed. Why make him part of history?” commented one. “A movie about Bruce Lee… Starring a white guy,” echoed another.
Philip Ng - as Bruce Lee, a martial arts student.
Xia Yu - as Wong Jack Man, the Shaolin Master.
Jin Xing - as Auntie Blossom, the brutal crime boss.
Billy Magnussen - as Steve McKee, a martial arts student.
Jingjing Qu as - Xiulan, McKee's love interest.
Simon Yin as - Vinnie Wei